MPs speak up for 16 and 17 year olds in Parliament
On Monday 7 March the Policing and Crime Bill was discussed in Parliament, read our update of how the discussion went.
‘She is real. This happened. Nobody helped her’
Jo, a teacher at Portsmouth College, recently took a class of 16 year old drama students to see Hampstead Theatre’s powerful play Firebird. Here she shares some of their responses to the play.
Just how many young carers are there?
Just how many young carers are there? We need to know.
Why I volunteer to speak about child sexual exploitation
A volunteer speaker answers some questions about how she got involved, what she enjoys about the role, and what impact she is making.
What to expect at North West Care Leavers Festival?
To mark the end of the pilot for Care to be Different, we are bringing young people and professionals together in March at the to celebrate the achievements of the young people we have helped. T
Early intervention funding faces 70% cut
Our new report with Action for Children and The National Children’s Bureau highlights major cuts to funding for early intervention services - our interactive map breaks down the changes across England
The great value of advocacy for children in care
Many children in the care system tell us of experiences of powerlessness when decisions are made about their future - but advocates help change that
Mapped: Families that will be affected by four-year benefit freeze
The current and previous Government have introduced a wide range of measures that will affect family incomes up to 2020. In some cases, these will increase household incomes. In other cases they will significantly reduce them.
'Being a volunteer at the children's centre is hugely rewarding'
Amanda, a breastfeeding support volunteer, explains why she volunteers and how her children's centre has helped her and her family
On the right track
Ben Cater is a racing driver and a long-standing supporter, but after hearing from a young person who used one of our services he decided to spread the word further.
'I am here today to talk to you about why young people run away'
A young person we work with shares her story in advance of International Missing Children's Day